Maria Helena Baptista was awarded the PhD in Statistics and Econometrics in 2016 by NOVA Information Management School of Nova University of Lisbon, the MSc degree in Statistics and Information Management by the same Faculty and the bachelor degree in Financial Control in 1994 by Superior Institute of accounting and administration of Lisbon. Currently is invited lecturer in NOVAIMS. During her career published articles in scientific journals, participated as a researcher in R&D project(s). For the last 4 years, has been an invited lecturer in Nova IMS, where she has taught data analysis and forecasting methods. Works in the areas of statistics and data science with an emphasis on disease mapping. Her professional activities include modelling commercial data for a large multinational US company in the pharmaceutical market, developing statistical models to measure impact of commercial activities on drug prescriptions, in several countries, including European countries, USA and Japan.